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Luxembourg-based Female-Fronted Grunge Rock Group Ptolemea Bring Sabbath and Alice in Chains Heaviness on New ‘Maze’ EP

Luxembourg-based Female-Fronted Grunge Rock Group Ptolemea Bring Sabbath and Alice in Chains Heaviness on New ‘Maze’ EP Ptolemea’s 5-track EP is due for release March 13 via FinestNoiseReleases (FNR). We’re very pleased to introduce Luxembourg-based female-fronted alternative/grunge rock group Ptolemea and their new EP Maze, due for release 03/13/2020. Ptolemea’s music is informed by both...

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Hell Is For Children — The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class

By ELI JACE > The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, that beacon of overindulgence, has struck out once again. This year’s inductees, with all due respect to Nine Inch Nails, are the wonkiest group ever selected by the increasingly out of touch voting board. Along with NIN, the Hall will induct singer Whitney Houston,...

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6 Greatest Publicity Stunts in Music History

With social media a key component in any musician’s publicity-filled arsenal in the 21st century, a lot of emphasis is placed on ensuring no artist succumbs to the many dangers of the internet. However, publicity stunts have been around for decades, and music has provided a tonne of memorable moments, here are some of them....

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Fear and Loathing in Clisson-Coming of Age in the Pits of Hell: Part 4

Hellfest 2014. One of the biggest heavy metal festivals of all time. This year there would be such greats playing as Iron Maiden, Slayer, Carcass, and Black Sabbath. Suffice to say, the French metal scene was aflutter with anticipation for months on end. They were preparing what was surely to be the greatest heavy metal...

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Black Sabbath Ascends In The Hand Of Dante

13, Black Sabbath’s first studio record with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978’s Never Say Die!, starts off just as one might expect. “End Of The Beginning” punches through with a trunk-rattling dirge of murky low-end guitar guts. It then swivels away into grey as Osbourne ponders his placement in time. Producer Rick Rubin, the great conjurer of...

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Rock Survives And Thrives in 2013

Announcement after announcement and stream after stream, from David Bowie’s new album early this year to strong releases from Dillinger Escape Plan, Alice in Chains, Iggy & the Stooges, Queens of the Stone Age, and more, it’s easy to get excited about rock music in 2013. This post is merely meant to pay it forward...

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Los Angeles band Symphony crosses Jefferson Airplane with Black Sabbath

Sounding like an act inspired by the likes of The Black Keys and….heavy metal?, Los Angeles up-and-coming act Symphony gave me 3 doses of sexually charged rock n’ roll with their track “So Sweet (Ride On)”. In case you didn’t know, all that’s required is a single dose. Here’s a band with real machismo, and...

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